Sustainable Loreto

In the northwest Amazon lies the Peruvian state of Loreto, home to one of the most biodiverse areas on Earth.  Loreto is also home...

World Bank Inspection Panel

In 1993, the creation of the World Bank Inspection Panel – the first independent accountability mechanism – marked a pivotal moment in development finance...

Shipbreaking

Shipbreaking is a highly-polluting manner of recycling parts from end-of-life ships by a technique known as “beaching,” wherein workers drive ships onto sandy beaches...

Chad-Cameroon Pipeline

Advocates from around the world implored the World Bank use caution around its investment in the Chad/Cameroon Pipeline Project when reports surfaced of state-sponsored...
intellectual property

World Trade Organization (WTO)

Given the impact many World Trade Organization (WTO) decisions have on people’s health and the environment, CIEL has long advocated for more transparent mechanisms...

Nicaraguan Sugar Cane Workers

Across Central America, an epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) – a disease for which progression is inevitable, and ultimately fatal, without early access...

Mercury Convention

Only relatively recently has serious global attention been paid to the many dangerous effects exposure to mercury can have on human and environmental health....
forests

Forest Defender

CIEL’s groundbreaking website ForestDefender.org is an interactive online legal database containing a wealth of easy-to-access information aimed at safeguarding forests and sustainable livelihoods in...

Itaparica Dam Resettlement, Brazil

On March 19, 1997, a request for investigation was filed at the World Bank by 121 individuals and Pólo Sindical do Submédio São Francisco,...

Inuit Petition and the IACHR

In the Arctic, ice is a central element of culture and survival; the indigenous Inuit people rely on being able to traverse enormous ice...

Western China Poverty Reduction Project

The China Western Poverty Reduction Project involved the resettlement of 58,000 Han Chinese farmers into Qinghai Province, an area that was traditionally considered to...